DHQ lambasts agitators for coup in Nigeria
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday warned ‘highly unpatriotic, wicked’ Nigerians agitating for military rule in the country to desist forthwith.
The armed forces said they would not get involved in any act that will sabotage the hard-earned democracy in our country.
Spokesman of the DHQ, Brig.- Gen. Tukur Gusau, responding to online reports asking the military to interfere in Nigeria’s democracy said the military was not interested in any attempt to distract it from its constitutional responsibilities.
The DHQ said this in a statement through its spokesperson, Brig.- Gen. Tukur Gusau.
The online publication had cited welfare issues in the Armed Forces.
But Gusau said while the leadership of the AFN gives priority to the welfare of its personnel. “We detest any attempt by any individual or group to instigate the law-abiding Armed Forces of Nigeria to embark on any unconstitutional change of government in our country.”
He added: “We wish to state unequivocally that the military is happy and better under democracy and will not get involved in any act to sabotage the hard-earned democracy in our country.
“The AFN under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff, General CG Musa, is determined to ensure complete subordination of the Armed Forces to constitutional authority under His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and will not be distracted from its roles that are well defined in the 1999 constitution (as amended).”